Old Before My Time

Old Before My Time

eBook - 2015
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The extraordinary life of Britain s 100-year-old teenager. Hayley Okines is like no other 13-year-old schoolgirl. Born with the rare genetic condition progeria, she ages eight times faster than the average person. In medical terms her body is like that of a 100-year-old woman. Yet she faces her condition with immense courage and a refreshing lack of self-pity. In Old Before My Time, Hayley reflects on her unusual life. Share Hayley s excitement as she travels the world meeting her pop heroes Kylie, Girls Aloud and Justin Bieber and her sadness as she loses her best friend to the disease at the age of 11. Now as she passes the age of 13 the average life expectancy for a child with progeria Hayley and her mum Kerry talk frankly about her hopes for the future and her pioneering drug trials in America which could unlock the secrets of ageing for everyone...
Publisher: [United States] : Viva Editions : Made available through hoopla, 2015
ISBN: 9781632280480
1632280485
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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jescar82
Apr 04, 2015

Rest in Peace, Hayley.

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wilcar49
Apr 04, 2015

Hayley, who penned the autobiography Old Before My Time at the age of 14 and was known as Britain’s 100-year-old teenager (her body had aged to 104 at the time of her death), she suffered from Hutchinson Gilford Progeria Syndrome, also known as HGPS or Progeria.

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wilcar49 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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